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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 61,898 People

    We depressed ppl, we have something in common.

    We are so taking by this new world. We want everything that the new world can offer. We are the most effected by the poisons media.
    Arobi Arobi 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 78 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 18 Responses Mar 18

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    I've been cutting for a

    while now. It helps me get my pain out. None of my friends understand me. My scars have gotten bad.
    101worthless101 101worthless101 13-15, F 13 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 16 Responses May 27

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Neil Lennon once said "It's a bit like walking

    don a long, dark corridor, never knowing when the light will go on". Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will tear me apart. Have you every felt like you don't know what is going on anymore? Like you don't care about anything anymore? You get confused about your...
    Camiracundus Camiracundus 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mind is riddled with metaphors

    and I dream in code. I was feeling very low one day and had this vision as I was half in and half out of sleep. I saw a dark crossroads, down three of the roads was endless grey, but down one all was black. I felt distraught and decided to try the black road, in hopes I might...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 day ago

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    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 30 Responses Jun 12

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    I won't pretend that I'm past my own depression

    but I will tell you that life is BEAUTIFUL. There is so much to experience and so much beauty in the world. There is so much out there to see and do that one person couldn't possibly do it all in one shot. I hear these stories of celebrities like Drew Carrey, Drew Barrymore...
    TheHoarseWhisperer TheHoarseWhisperer 26-30, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Fighting Depression On Daily Basis

    Keep up !!! Move some energy around!!! Live style!!!   I was born depressed. I didn't knew that in the beginning, but there was always something. Today, I know I wasn't so happy then. I used to think that I am but I was not. I was living in my own world alone - detached and...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 9 Responses May 24, 2012

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I've been battling depression

    since I can remember. Maybe even as young as 8 years old. It's nothing you can describe for people to understand unless they have depression too. I tried to take my own life October 31st, 2012. I was 17 at the time. I grew up with 4 older siblings that are my best friends. I...
    LaBellaVita19 LaBellaVita19 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Its sucks battling through depression.

    I've been depressed for one straight year over a guy that broke up with me . Now I know for some of you you might be thinking "that's stupid" well you know I made that decision. He was my first love . We dated in 6th grade but I broke up with him because it felt weird. We got...
    metalchick123 metalchick123 13-15, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 22 Responses Jul 7

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I've had enough of living.

    I can't do this anymore. I just want to go and let the world carry in without me. I am worthless, damaged and useless. I'm nothing to everyone.
    GirlWithTheRedHair2013 GirlWithTheRedHair2013 16-17, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hey everyone. I want to just put this message

    out there. Many of us, including myself, have been helped by this site and some of the wonderful people who are a part of it. But there's still a lot of people who are still hurting. If you're like me, you want to help. The question is, how? Well, here's your answer...
    cyndercrys cyndercrys 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    My psychologist is a really nice

    and intelligent guy but whenever I go there, he talks about things I enjoy like what video games I'm playing and what I have been doing for fun over the summer and it's been over a year and he does ask me about my sadness, anxiety, anger, and how I feel lonely but he never...
    Jrivs Jrivs 16-17, M 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    thisguyah thisguyah 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Stop and look at me slow down

    and notice how much pain I'm in help me please...
    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Did You Hurt Yourself?

                Someone has told me. " When you were harmed, I recommend you try….Try to pick a stone and Carry it and squeeze It! Squeeze it! Squeeze it tightly!  And then he smiled and asked me " is it hurt? "             Nothing can harm you, except you harm...
    FreakTurtle FreakTurtle 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    I have been battling depression

    since around in February. It's hard sometimes. Especially when you don't have anyone to help you the way there. I take anti-depressants. But sometimes they don't work. I get through it with music. That helps me 24/7. If it wasn't for skillet, I would be dead.
    Emilygrace238 Emilygrace238 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The girl in my mirror Laughs at me The door on

    my cage is wide open But I can never be free. The darkness is dripping From my lips and my eyes It's dyed my hair black Same are the tears that I cry...
    Brokenglassapple Brokenglassapple 16-17, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I'm usually wanting to just die already,

    but right now I'm just numb. Numb of all my feelings, and I'm okay with that. Because my feelings hurt me....😐
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    anon2254 anon2254 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have to get this off my chest .

    Crying and going around asking for sympathy and pity is not going to fix your problems . Find the root of your problem . Fix it . Just try . If it doesn't work then try again . Because giving up is for losers . Look at the ones who committed suicide , learn from them . Look at...
    FaceYourFearz FaceYourFearz 13-15, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 39 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 30 Responses Jul 3

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    In all honesty, this is the best thing that's

    happened to me. Long story short: got depressed, decided against suicide, and learned im gonna die of heart decease anyway. I'm not a weak fool or a boy that can change from depression. I cannot be saved at this point. I'm dying and people act like it'll mean the world to me...
    Yearsgoby Yearsgoby 18-21, M 7 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I never like to tell anyone about my depression

    unless they notice I'm not okay and are actually there for me. I just hate the thought of people pretending to care because they feel bad for me.
    rangek rangek 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Your to busy to notice me,

    to see the pain I'm in
    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's so ******* frustrating.

    It has changed me so much, and I wish I could just give up already.
    thequietpanda thequietpanda 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Depression:The Misunderstood Illness

    uhhhhhhhh i dont really have a story haha but ill try im 26 and i feel like im 90 i feel like ive lived too long up until the fall of 2002 i was pretty happy and social and was picked on quite a bit in high school and never stood up for myself really i was a punching bag and a...
    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 35 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I've been clean of cutting

    for 5 months now, it's been hard when you get the urge and when you see that people on here as well have have up and done it, makes me want to do it more. Wish I had friends who understood me.
    Chesher Chesher 16-17, M 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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